Law Enforcement News From Around the Web

A collection of California law enforcement related articles from around the Web, published daily.  POST provides these links to Web articles as an automated service to our clients. Because we do not review these items, POST takes no responsibility for their accuracy or editorial content.

  Last updated on Sat, 23 Sep 2017

Cal student group waffles on Free Speech Week; Milo says it’s still on
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 22 Sep 2017
UC Berkeley officials said they are prepared to spend more than $1 million to provide security for a controversial far-right event on campus even as plans for the program were thrown into doubt Friday when some student organizers and several speakers backed out. Campus spokesman Dan Mogulof said that he knew of no cancellations, and that the university was preparing extraordinary security with hundreds of police officers from around the Bay Area to provide protection during Free Speech Week, an event promoted by the flamboyant, far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos.
11th Patient From Sweltering Florida Nursing Home Dies
msnbc.com, Fri, 22 Sep 2017
Police in Florida said a 94-year-old woman died Thursday. It's the 11 death of patient from a nursing home that lost air conditioning after Hurricane Irma.
Upgrade to shut down California Street cable cars in SF for a week
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 22 Sep 2017
The cable cars on California Street in San Francisco will be dormant for the next week as the line gets an upgrade to its gearboxes. The maintenance work on the route started Friday and will run through Sept. 29. In the meantime, the route will be serviced by Muni buses. During the substitution, riders will be charged the usual Muni bus fare of $2.75, which is a lot cheaper than the $7 fare for the cable cars but lacks the click-clack noises and ringing bells of their famous counterparts. The renovation is part of a $6 million project to modernize the entire cable car system’s gearboxes, which pull the cables and allow the cars to move.
Mountain lion spotted on the UC Berkeley campus
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Fri, 22 Sep 2017
UC Berkeley police received a report of a four-legged prowler on the university campus. A university employee spotted the mountain lion around 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 in some bushes near the intersection of Centennial Drive and Rim Way near the school’s rugby field, police said on Friday Mountain lion sightings have occurred in recent years in the hills above the campus. Carcasses of animals that appear to have been attacked by mountain lions have also been discovered in the area. Police said hiking or jogging in the area should be avoided between dusk and dawn, when mountain lions usually hunt, to reduce the chances of an encounter.
Protesters Ejected From Speech Delivered by Turkey's President
msnbc.com, Fri, 22 Sep 2017
A demonstrator who got up and shouted "terrorist" at Turkey's president during a speech in New York was grabbed by bodyguards and rushed out of the hall.
Final victim of Asiana crash reaches settlement with airline
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Thu, 21 Sep 2017
A Santa Clara dental surgeon was awarded an undisclosed sum of money from Asiana Airlines on Thursday for injuries suffered when she was a passenger on a jet that crashed at San Francisco International Airport, killing three people and injuring 187. Dr. Kyung Rhan Rha was the last of dozens of passengers and crew members on the ill-fated Boeing 777 from South Korea to settle her case. She and her daughter were among 307 people aboard Asiana Flight 214 when it crashed on the runway at SFO four years ago. “After a long legal battle, we are pleased to say that the parties have been able to reach a confidential settlement,” said Rha’s lawyer, Ronald Goldman, who would not disclose details.
Cal in tough spot over Free Speech Week
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Thu, 21 Sep 2017
A four-day event featuring far-right speakers planned for UC Berkeley next week is creating an environment unlike “any university has ever faced,” and the campus is mobilizing hundreds of police officers to head off potential trouble, Chancellor Carol Christ told The Chronicle on Thursday. Christ cited factors she said make the speaking engagement extremely unusual besides its four-day length: The fact that media personality Milo Yiannopoulos is promoting the event as an “occupation” of the campus, and that some of the listed speakers contacted university officials and said they weren’t aware they were supposed to appear.
Marine Corps Set to Have First Female Infantry Officer
msnbc.com, Thu, 21 Sep 2017
The Marine Corps is set to have a female infantry officer, a first in its nearly 250-year-long history.